Study programme annotation: A graduate of the bachelor study programme Process Control at FCFT, STU stands for a highly qualified expert with unique knowledge and skills reflecting modern trends in control, automation, informatization and digitization. During the study, the student engages in innovative project solutions to real technical problems, while gaining experience in the field of soft skills (work management and work planning, technical communication and presentation of results).He/she acquires the preconditions for independent and creative work in technological innovations and next-gen solutions. He will also gain invaluable contacts with industry practice and employers. The result is a highly sought-after graduate with seamless employment possibilities in the global labor market.
Careers of graduates: The Process Control study programme is the only study programme in the study field of Cybernetics focused on the application of control, automation and information technologies in the chemical, food and process industries and it is the only programme that provides interdisciplinary study in natural sciences - chemistry, mathematics and physics, chemical technologies, automation, information technology and optimization. The employability of graduates lies mainly in the chemical, process, petrochemical, food, pharmaceutical and paper industries, but also in interdisciplinary professions in the field of energy, electrical and mechanical engineering, i.e. wherever it is necessary to recognize the properties of operated processes and digitize, automate, optimize and control them so as to increase the economic efficiency and safety of their operation. In these areas, the graduate of the study programme Process Control will work as a project manager, designer, constructor, system designer, specialist in various types of companies and organizations, which use methods and means of automation, information and communication technologies and mathematical data processing and evaluation to improve their functioning. A graduate of this study programme is characterized by in-depth knowledge of material and energy balances of phenomena that take place in continuous and batch processes with mass and heat transfer, which, compared to graduates of other study programs in Cybernetics allows him/her to better understand the physical nature of these processes and use it to optimize them in order to reduce energy intensity, carbon footprint and overall environmental impact on the one hand and to increase the quantity and quality of production as well as overall labor productivity on the other hand. The graduate is characterized by in-depth knowledge of the course and kinetics of chemical reactions taking place in the processes of chemical and food technology, as well as their side effects on production and the environment. He masters various ways of measuring physical quantities and can process, analyze and evaluate these. The graduate is able to independently and as part of a team analyze technical problems, design solutions, implement digitization, automation, optimization and control algorithms and systems on process hardware, while being able to diagnose, to maintain, to manage and to further develop the existing systems. The graduate is able to apply the latest theoretical knowledge to solve practical problems, while being able to independently assess various solutions and choose the most effective one, which takes into account the benefit and costs. He/she can be employed in companies dealing with measurement, regulation, automation not only in the chemical and food industry, where knowledge of chemical and food technologies is an advantage for an effective work in these industries, but also in companies focused on computer technology, measurement and control technology, in development of Internet solutions not only in the chemical and food industry, but also in finance and banking, as a programmer in all sectors of the economy, as a middle management in chemical and food companies, in economic, sales, technical and human-resources departments and has the potential to be an entrepreneur in production and services focused primarily on chemical and food technologies.